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way armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion.
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>> stephanie miller. ♪ i said are you gonna be my girl ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. eric boehlert from media matters, great stuff this week. read it. get. we continue right-wing world. rush limbaugh. must we? okay. >> unemployment benefits are paid to people who are not working. and when they're not working what are they doing? they're watching television. they're reading tmz. or they're playing video games. now granted they're going out and buying stuff. jack daniels. smirnoff ice. chips. lottery tickets and so forth. >> stephanie: wow he has such
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a keen understanding. that's exactly what they purchase. >> i would like to see how he would live on unemployment insurance. how long would that last? ten minutes? >> he's clinging to such an old stereotype. he's clinging to the right wing picture of what they see as unemployed in america for decades. and you know, let's face it. he's clinging to a minority stereotype. if rush limbaugh thinks the 7%, 8% unemployed americans today are basically people in the city buying lottery tickets and jack daniels, it is amazing. i would be fascinated to know what percentage of his audience is unemployed because i guarantee you it is a healthy segment. with the national rate is that high he's getting his fair share, trust me. >> stephanie: in a personal -- isn't it ironic file, eric. ♪ isn't it ironic ♪ >> sandra fluke slut comments
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have hurt nerve the radio business including right wing shows and -- liberal a lot of stations are switching to sports or people aren't buying advertising in radio thanks to rush limbaugh who is the only one not hurt because he has so many stations. it is amazing. his concern for people less well off than himself. >> nicely captured the utterly heartless view of you know, working class americans. >> stephanie: exactly. sean hannity on the radio. >> people that are fed up with a power hungry radicalized abusive federal government intruding into every aspect of our lives people are going to say they're fed up. and states are going to want more liberty and more freedom. they're not going to want to tax their citizens to death anymore. if this pattern continues and gets worse and worse i can see
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at some point states saying forget it. we don't want to be a part of this union anymore. >> yeah, good luck with that. >> stephanie: boy so tough for sean hannity. >> this is part of that sort of -- you know, insurrectionism revolutionary, civil war talk we're hearing now. it is amazing. we heard the exact same thing in the winter of 2009 when obama was sworn in. four years later we're going back to the exact same thing. this time pumped up a little bit by the gun debate. they're rehitting the greatest hits about we need to arm ourselves against this tyrranical president. and it hasn't gotten better. the rhetoric has gotten worse and more hateful i think. >> stephanie: as we talk about what is unprecedented seriously, since when people have been losing elections ever since we found -- all of the% states wanted to secede. really?
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>> everyone, democrats were getting their head handed to them by reagan and bush sr. where was all of the rhetoric -- the joke was i'm going to move to canada. the joke lasted like a week. here we are four or five years later, it is still the same sort of blood-curdling rhetoric we hare. >> stephanie: fox and friends with a handwriting expert. you know -- >> on jacob lew's signature. >> this loopy signature could be seen on every american dollar bill. that's the signature of jack lew, the current white house chief of staff. the next treasury secretary. >> you see a bunch of circles. it is repetitive. what that means is the person is compulsive. you also want to know you absolutely cannot read anything in it. not one letter. when you cannot read a signature, it doesn't want to give you any information about their personal life at all. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> almost like having a pyramid and an eye on the dollar bill.
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>> stephanie: wow! i guess that passes for journalism eric. >> i guess. a lot of people laughed at -- became a bit of a story last week. when you look at it, it's truly bizarre signature. it is going to be -- only fox news though tried to look into the insights into what it told us about the shortcomings of the psyche of the new treasury. leave it to fox, right? >> stephanie: his personal life has what to do with his job? i'm a little confused. you can't read my signature either! [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> you're secretive and compulsive. >> you've been hiding your relationship with jodie foster for years. >> stephanie: fortunately i won't be secretary of the treasury. all right eric boehlert, great stuff as always. we'll see you next week. all right honey, thank you. [ applause ] >> i would like to have a signature on every dollar bill because then it would look like a hostess cupcake. >> it looks festive to me. >> have the little remnant of a
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cupcake. >> his signature makes me happy. seriously. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> stephanie: it does. magical. loopy. >> homage to hostess cupcakes. >> stephanie: so that was 32 seconds of our life that no one will ever get back. >> it went on for five minutes. >> stephanie: the handwriting expert. >> on fox and friends. >> stephanie: thank god we're paying attention to the important issues facing the country today. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. after the gun debate, why not. 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden
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agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok.
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[ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands?
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>> there will only be open minds and new horizons. get ready for -- >> stephanie miller. >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. alan in texas on guns. hi alan. >> caller: hi. how y'all doing this morning? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i just wanted to point out a couple of differences between a military assault weapon and a civilian assault weapon or assault rifles. first off in the military, you can't have an after-market high-capacity clip in it. and also, military has to shoot a nonexpandable bullet. civilians shoot lead or any
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bullet that expands. basically when it goes in, it is going to come out the size of your first. in the military, it is designed to go in and come out about the same size. military it says i want to wound people. that way another person has to pick him up. i can wound that person. military weapons assault rifles are not designed to kill. they're designed to wound. civilian weapons are designed to kill. >> so it is a copper jacketed bullet. >> with lead inside. about a baseball size coming out. >> stephanie: yeah wow. facts i don't want -- to picture this morning. but this is -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i was reading this story over the weekend. this is what we've come to. this is the "good" news. in medical triumph homicides fall despite soaring guns. >> they're having to deal with
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military-type injuries. is this our new normal? we're able to fix you if you get shot with a -- >> the number of u.s. homicides has been falling. the reported number of people treated from gunshot attacks has grown by nearly half. did everyone suddenly become a lousy shot all have a sudden? no. said a police executive. the potential for a victim to survive a wound is greater than 15 years. more people in the u.s. are getting shot but doctors have gotten better. improved medical care doesn't account for the decline but experts say it is a major factor. >> assuming you have health insurance. >> stephanie: right. i just -- it seems like i'm going well, i guess that's good but -- right. it's like general mcchrystal says military-style weapons don't belong in civilian hands. >> being shot would be deemed a pre-existing condition because you're going to get shot some
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day. >> stephanie: california gun show draws 10,000 people getting ready for the next revolution. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] what drew an estimated 10,000 people to a northern california gun show. they're scared. bob. please and thank you. obama wants to take everyone's guns away. so they're down here buying ammo guns, getting ready for the next revolution. >> you should be afraid of your fellow gun show attendees because they're all crazy like you are. >> stephanie: jailine harris who presumably knows laureline says we all need to get them now before they take them away says jaylene harris who bought the same weapon used in sandy hook. >> what does she use them for? >> stephanie: jaylene doesn't say. she's excited. she has her fourth military
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assault. jim in florida you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi jim. >> caller: hello. hi ya, steph. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: correct me if i say anything that's out of place here. the nra has come out saying that we need to watch out for people who are mentally unstable, correct? >> stephanie: right. like wayne lapierrre. >> caller: right. exactly. so the nra has provided boilerplate language that is being forwarded as a bill by -- it has the support of our republican governor down here in florida. that would make it a criminal offense for a doctor to inquire if a patient owns guns. >> stephanie: right. >> wow. >> caller: who is it that determines whether someone is crazy? >> stephanie: exactly. >> caller: probably a doctor. >> stephanie: exactly.
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>> caller: probably a doctor. but he can't ask if they own guns? what! >> stephanie: read the piece we posted about two million people who are not in the database because the nra fights every single -- at every turn. you literally have to be a violent -- someone who committed violence with a gun and been confined to a mental institution to not get a gun. it's ridiculous. >> you know what the true test of being too crazy to own one of those weapons is? >> stephanie: that you want one. >> caller: that you want to own one. if you want one or more than one or however you want to phrase it but if you want to own one you're too crazy. >> stephanie: thank you. jim and i did a delightful impromptu skit. it is a very simple background check. go ahead jim. >> you want an ar-15 with a 100 gun clip? >> yes. >> then you can't have one. >> stephanie: simple, seamless done. [ applause ] i learned that in catholic
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school. does god answer all your prayers? yes. >> computer says yes. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: the answer is no. >> are you a deer hunter? >> yes. >> stephanie: do i get to be as lonely as joddy foster? steve in maine you're on "the stephanie miller show." go ahead. i personally believed there were 27 victims at sandy hook. i think the kid who pulled the trigger was a victim also. i don't hear anybody mentioning body armor. i'm curious how many people would commit these atrocities if they weren't armored. >> stephanie: what's the point because he killed himself anyway. >> because he didn't want to be badly wounded. >> he saw the cops coming he killed himself.
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i'm bipolar and everything else. but he's also a victim of the system. he was mentally unstable and they just neglected him. his mother said she had him in control. that should have had red flags when she said i got him under control. >> stephanie: and the -- an arsenal in the house. yes. >> another rule for gun buying. if the phrase pried it from my cold dead hands you don't get a gun. that's a good rule of thumb. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: again, we've been talking about various statistics that kind of take your breath away. in the new republic, it is a fact. as i said earlier guns kept in the home for self-protection 43 times more likely to kill a family member, friend or acquaintance than to kill an intruder according to a study published in the "new england journal of medicine." guns on the street make us less safe. this is the new republic article
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entitled yes really, ban all the guns. for every justifiable handgun homicide, there are more than 50 handgun murders according to the fbi. the expanding right to carry concealed weapons makes us less safe. what right is being protected if not the right to be safe. the right to feel safe, the expense of actual safety, good stuff by shriver in the new republic. he says how many of the nearly 300,000 children killed by firearms in the u.s. this year does the good of hunting justify? all of them? a handful? how many of the students and faculty at virginia tech. what's so good about hunting? hunting for sport is about as vile as we humans get. he's going after all of the -- literally. bush speechwriter matthew sculley said most wicked deeds are done because the doer proposes for himself. he prefers dark tons light. he gets nothing except the satisfaction of saying something that wanted to live is dead. can someone explain to me why that's acceptable or why the love of death should be more
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important than the safety of the 94% of us who don't have hunting licenses and don't hunt? >> if you're killing the deer for the meat, that's one thing or you're culling the herd like the wasting -- but if you're doing it for fun to watch something die -- >> stephanie: i know people say let's not judge. i think we should at this point. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's go to ron in texas. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi ron. >> caller: good morning. how you guys today? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: good. look travis county is in the city of austin, texas. okay. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: and they were planning on having a gun show. this weekend the attorney general of texas said that if they cancel the gun show, that he was going to sue the county. >> stephanie: uh-huh.
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>> caller: i mean this is -- it is kind of -- >> on what grounds? >> caller: it is ridiculous. >> stephanie: to have a gun show and sell more guns to people with no background checks is more important. >> stephanie: all right. joe biden yesterday. >> this president said, diminish the possibility, can only save one kid's life as a consequence. >> stephanie: yeah. that's the thing to question, what you have to get to, at what point -- what did i say just? 3,000 of our kids a year are slaughtered by guns and at what point do you go this is worth it or that's worth it. not if it's your kid. joe biden. >> we know this is a complex problem. we know there's no single answer and quite frankly we don't even know whether some of the things people think impact on this actually impact on it. and so i want you to know you have not been singled out for help. >> stephanie: judy in california, real quick.
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>> caller: hi, sweet stephanie and mooks. you touched on the subject i wanted to talk about. the mother of the shooter. right after this horrendous thing, i saw some interviews with friends of hers and how much she loved this boy. how much she wanted to protect him. how much -- she was worried about him. blah, blah blah. as a responsible gun owner this woman, from all i understand, was a responsible gun owner. she did what the nra tells you to do. teach your children to shoot. teach them about the guns. put them under lock and key and this precious woman did not see any correlation between mental illness and guns. she couldn't -- they don't even think that way, i guess. when you think that you can have that kind of gun in your home when it was right in front of her heart's eye, i know she loved this boy -- but she knew -- >> stephanie: she didn't do the last thing keep it under lock and key.
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>> from the way i understand, her friends said yes, they were under lock and key. that's why wayne lapierrre did not mention it. i don't think anybody's mentioned it. she was a responsible gun owner. >> stephanie: i see what you're saying. >> caller: you can't be a responsible gun owner and you don't see the mental illness in front of your face. you don't correlate the two. god love her and the precious souls that were lost. and the nra just will not accept that. there is no responsible gun owner that can own a gun that can slaughter. >> kids tend to be very smart and this kid knew where to find a key. >> stephanie: 46 minutes after the hour. we continue on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she was abandoned by wolves and raised by republicans. it is "the stephanie miller show." >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv. (vo) as marijuana gains social and legal acceptance, a new
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>> stephanie miller. ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 51 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. wow, jim, what could go wrong here? gun nuts to build a 200 acre citadel in ohio. have you ever wondered what happens when you put the two together. how about a fortified community. the latest right wing tactic. a group of like-minded patriots bound together by pride plan on building an armed community to
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protect their liberty. the group named citadel intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the prong in western idaho. [ wah wah ] of>> stephanie: it will compromise 7,000 families who voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with thomas jefferson's idea of rightful liberty. >> their own self-devised concentration camps. >> stephanie: prison. there is an amphitheatre for entertainment. >> they're going to do it themselves before the government does. all righty then. >> stephanie: putting themselveses in solitary confinement. >> eating nothing but potatoes. >> stephanie: it will be like escape from alcatraz. >> you can never leave. line hotel california. >> caller: this sounds really ghoulish but i got the idea from listening to mcchrystal and then
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thinking about emmett till. how his mother released the photos to show what racism had done to her son's face and it was just this massive amount of pulp. i think that every legislator should have to look at those sandy hook photos. and then say oh, yeah, you know because they were shot like nine ten times some of them. they must have been -- you know -- i feel so sorry for the parents. their last image of their child. something horrendous. >> stephanie: at close range i know. you hate to say it. people are -- oh, you're sensationalizing it. you're not. it's reality. she's right. we sometimes airbrush what the reality is of this. the helpful nra president david keen. what is wayne lapierrre?
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[ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] president? >> ceo. >> stephanie: yeah, he said yeah that won't pass the assault weapons ban. david keen yesterday. >> the vice president and his folks are focusing primarily on firearms ownship and what we consider second amendment rights to the american people. >> stephanie: no. they made a point of talking about a very comprehensive approach. they met with every single kind of group involved in this whole -- he said over and over again, this is a complex problem. >> if you're looking at the problem which is to prevent this sort of thing, what you want to do is do those things that will actually make a difference. we have a profound disagreement with this administration first of all on what would make a difference. we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons which hasn't worked in the past is going to work this time. >> it did work, you moron. deaths went down dramatically. >> stephanie: they have tripled since the assault
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weapons ban expired. >> just a liar. >> the press won't call him on it. >> we are. >> stephanie: before we even had a chance to debate this in congress or have a vote, he's -- >> i don't think there is going to be a ban on assault weapons passed by the congress. >> stephanie: yeah. the likelihood is they're not likely to get an assault weapons ban. he doesn't believe a ban on certain cliffs could pass either. >> i'm sure a million rounds is fine. >> stephanie: he said we're not going to compromise on people's rights when there's no evidence that doing so will serve a purpose. yes, there is! there is a boat load of evidence! david keen again. >> i think that's a real threat to their second amendment rights. we intend to do all we can to protect them. >> oh, we can. >> stephanie: he's talking about limiting clips of any kind would be really -- >> overstepping the bounds. >> stephanie: horrible, egregious. >> i don't know that the nra is that powerful. i do think that those americans
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who believe strongly in the second amendment and their right to own privately and use firearms for legitimate purposes is a huge number of people who really care about these issues. we try to provide leadership to those folks. we try to represent them before the congress and elsewhere. >> stephanie: jasmine in ohio. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, jasmine. >> caller: hi, stephanie. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: couple of things. i'm a convicted felon. of nonviolent felony. i'm a combat veteran. come to find out, i was pulled over a couple of years after i was convicted to find out that i still have a valid concealed carry. so legally, i could actually still carry -- well, not legally, but say i would get stopped with a firearm, i wouldn't get in trouble. they would have no idea that i'm a convicted felon.
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that's all that comes up is i have a valid concealed carry license. >> stephanie: hmm. >> granted, why actually go out and carry a firearm being a convicted felon because a i wouldn't want to take a chance on repercussions of that and b generally, i think it's wrong. there's a couple of statistics that you said as well. 85% of the children killed worldwide are killed in this country. that is so absolutely ridiculously false. >> stephanie: you sound very reasonable for a convicted felon, can i just say? >> caller: well, thank you. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: well, no, it is a good point because again part of more evidence the nra fights anything at any turn that could actually help. let's go to larry in florida. hey, larry. hi larry. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: i had a thought here. we know this is a political
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issue, obviously. when the president gives his state of the union address obviously this will no doubt be brought up. along the lines of the other woman looking at the pictures of it, how about having all 20 parents up there and have these lawmakers be able to look them in the eye and not vote for gun control. i'll hang up and listen to your answer. >> stephanie: all right then. he'll take no further questions. >> what do you think this is? npr? >> stephanie: there is a way to bring home the reality of this without saying you're politicizing. you don't call it politicizing if it happened to you or your family. jacki's healthcare corner next. very, very important on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: i know, i know. everybody's all aat this time they're they're coming up with a jacki's healthcare corner. oh, my god let's get the health spot warmed up. my nurse is claiming somebody told them when obamacare goes into effect, there will be caps put on treatment. >> no! that's not true. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: there you go. >> i don't know how to give you details on something that's fabricated. >> stephanie: they're expert at a mix of some things that are true and misinformation and they could be referring, as you talked about before to quality care instead of quant care.
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>> there was an. had and r commercial where the woman said she read the 900 page bill. it took her weeks to read that bill then i don't want her going toward my taxes. >> stephanie: jacki and her news hat in the current news center. >> president obama is holding the last press conference as his first term about a half hour from now. we can assume he'll get asked about gun control and also about the fight over raising the nation's debt ceiling. in other news, a california woman is sending the president a letter today asking that he help her husband serving prison for growing marijuana. "the huffington post" got an early letter, a plea on behalf of her husband. he was indicted after a raid on two dispensaries. my husband is not a criminal and shouldn't be treated like one. she references the interviews that president obama did with
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barbara walters in which he said the federal government wasn't likely to go after recreational marijuana user ins colorado and washington now that marijuana is legal there. he said the authorities have bigger fish to fry. her husband matthew is not a big fish and did he nothing illegal under california state and local laws. matthew davies has no criminal record and insists he was legally meticulous in setting up his business in 2009. the justice department argues that davies is nothing more than a drug trafficker out on bail. >> you may remember reports that rand paul's 19-year-old son was arrested at the charlotte airport for being drunk. now "the charlotte observer" reports he's being being charged with having assaulted a flight attendant on us air flight that brought him from kentucky to north carolina. the news was not part of earlier media accounts. we'll be back with more of steph's show after the break.
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right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeño shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart i'm the ultimate shrimp lover,
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's a "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walk on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. check it out. andrea in north carolina, so happy you're an app. i'm a happy clappy, appy. i'm also an app right? exactly. ♪ happy happy joy joy ♪ >> stephanie: how do you get that there app? >> if you have an iphone or
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ipad, go to the app store and download the stephanie miller app. >> stephanie: do it. my husband and i are leaving to drive to our son's in maryland to be at sexy liberal in d.c. on saturday. i was feeling depressed because i have -- suddenly my world bryanted this morning when you reminded me that you're an app. i download your app. now i can get my fix before we do the meet and grope. she's a stephaholic. >> she is. [ applause ] >> stephanie: lots of that. your box my iphone. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: dean from portland steph thanks for all you and the mooks do. thanks for the cast. having your app on my iphone makes me al roker myself every time i get to use it which is multiple times a day. [farting sounds]
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dean from portland. [ applause ] >> stephanie: speak of happy clappy things that will be in d.c. ♪ >> stephanie: hi, jacki schechner. >> hello. >> stephanie: what's going on? >> makes me want to put on my virtual cowboy hat. >> stephanie: exactly. for the folks just in radio land, answer that question again. jim in chicago says steph, my in-laws claim the nurses, somebody told them when obamacare goes into effect, there will be caps on treatment. >> no, there won't be caps on treatment. i don't know where people get this stuff. >> stephanie: from somebody in the e.r. [ whatever! ] >> they probably get it from sean hannity. >> there are caps on treatment now. it is called denials by insurance companies. >> stephanie: oh well, slowly i turn you brought up -- main point. >> those are the real panels. >> the insurance companies say we're not going to cover that. >> stephanie: we talked about
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this. health insurers jacking up rates. particularly vulnerable. small businesses, people who do not have employer provided insurance must buy it on their own. in california, oh, goody something will affect us. aetna is proposing a rate increase of 27%. blue shield, 20%. when i read this stuff jacki it makes me so angry. the rate requests are more striking after a 39% raise sought by anthem blue cross in 2010 helped give impetus to affordable care. >> i don't understand why people are so afraid to lay blame where the blame should be laid. it is on insurance companies. it is insurance companies who are deciding to do these rate increases. it is nobody else's fault. they're making these decisions. and what they're saying is because the affordable care act is going to levy some new fees and taxes on the insurance companies, they need to pass those on to consumers. or the customers. you don't need to do anything. >> papa john's pizza will cost a million dollars each.
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>> stephanie: papa john's pizza will cost a million dollars a slice. >> if you look at the top five health insurance providers and their profits they made $12.5 billion in 2011. >> poor babies. in 2010, they made $11.7. so their profits are going up. and they're saying they have to pass these fees and regulations on to us. >> stephanie: so in other states like florida and ohio, insurance has been able to raise rates. the rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month. this is not -- this is really egregious for a lot of people, right? >> we're trying to put regulations in fact. there will be when the affordable care act goes into effect. but they're trying to get as much in under the wire as they possibly can. i just don't understand why we're so adverse to blaming them for the bad behavior. >> stephanie: you're right.
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people are preprogrammed to hate obama want to go see it's obamacare. >> same thing with the fast food companies. franchisers are saying they're cutting worker's hours down to part-time hours so they don't have to provide health insurance because they say they can't afford it. the whole thing is ridiculous. the regulations don't kick in until 2014. anyone who's cutting hours now is doing it to cut down their worker's hours and their pay. as far as 2014 is concerned there's no employer mandate. there a shared responsibility only if you have more than 50 workers. only if they're full time and only if one of those goes out into the exchange and gets a sacks payer subsidy. people need to read the details before they believe the hype. >> stephanie: jacki, is there something that can be done or no? >> single payer. >> stephanie: there you go. medicare for all. >> first of all, get angry at the right person. imagine if we put the power of the people behind being angry at the right people. be angry at the employers who are cutting hours. be angry at the insurance companies jacking up prices.
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try to take your business elsewhere if it's possible. it is very difficult because the insurance companies hold monopolies in most markets but i would say be mad at who's causing it. not at who the insurance companies want you to blame. who the franchise owners want you to blame. >> stephanie: are the exchanges going to help this at all? >> they're supposed to. this is where it gets a little tricky. if i were toeing the pretty line, i would say yes because there would be competition between the insurance companies within the exchange and that way would help lower costs but i'm a firm believer the only thing that will do that would be a public option and we didn't get it. i'm not sure we're going to have the cost controls in place that we need. that's the honest truth. i would like to believe it that we could do it without it. i don't think that's the case. >> stephanie: you and i talk about this all the time. every story that comes up to me, jim says what would solve this would be medicare for all. you wonder are we ever going to get to common sense on this issue? >> i don't know.
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will we reach a tipping point? that's the question. a lot of people ask why we didn't go for it originally. the truth is it is not politically feasible. you're not going to wipe out the insurance industry and some of the medical industrial industry that we've got in this country. it is too powerful. there's too much money. you're not going to erase it in its entirety. i think if we hit a tipping point, he may have already passed it where we cannot get healthcare in this country without it being cost prohibitive for a majority of people, maybe we'll get to the point where we get so desperate that we have to do something huge. >> stephanie: hang on one second here. jacki, it's for you. alma in virginia. you're on with jacki. go ahead alma. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: this is for jacki. >> hi, alma. >> caller: hi. my husband has insurance through his group plan at work. >> mm-hmm. >> caller: but our deductible is $6,000 per person per year.
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>> stephanie: zoinks. >> caller: my daughter's actually read the healthcare plan on the internet and she can't find where this might help me. >> the problem a lot of the companies are pushing off the deductibles and these co-pays on to their employees and that's a very real problem. they do offer insurance through work it becomes unaffordable. the nice thing about the affordable care act, there is a provision that says if your company provides you insurance but it is more than 9.5% of your income, you can shop elsewhere and your company has to pay a shared responsibility fee for that. so there is a provision within the affordable care act that says that employers have to offer affordable plans which means you're not paying more than 9.5% of what you make. >> caller: 9.5% of our premiums that we pay monthly or 9.5% of our premiums -- >> of your income. 9.5% of your income.
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>> caller: 9.5% of the total of what we pay out of pocket? >> no. the amount of money -- his salary. his income. basically, the provisions are in there it has to be an affordable plan. that your company cannot provide. >> plan that you can't afford. if it does, you'll have the opportunity to shop on the exchange and if you qualify to get a taxpayer subsidy your company has to kick in i think it's $3,000. >> okay. we can afford the monthly premiums but we can't afford the deductible every year. are we talking about premiums or the total? >> i think it is total. i would have to double check. i think it is the total amount of money you have to pay on your own. that's the problem with a lot of the insurance plans. the premiums may look affordable but the deductibles are insane. you've got to have $6,000 laying around to pay for your medical care before your co-pays kick in. >> right. thank you so much. >> it is my pleasure. >> stephanie: thanks, alma.
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jacki schechner let's get to the more important thing. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] you and melissa fitzgerald and i out partying. if you knew jodie foster was going to break up with me, you would have been supportive. >> you were still walking by the end of the night. i would have put a lot more energy into getting you black out drunk so you didn't remember the pain to come. >> more mojitos. >> when you say end of the night. >> stephanie: you won't believe this. for me. >> i think you were out until 11:00. >> stephanie: i went out to a bar after. >> i've never known you to go to a bar. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: i must have had a premonition i would be humiliated by joddy foster. >> you missed my birthday party. >> it was at a thai karaoke place. >> the pictures look great. your friends look fabulous.
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>> aw, thank you. >> stephanie: what happens at a thai karaoke they get up and sing karaoke in broken english. it is really awesome. >> do you get to sing? >> it looks like a cabaret show. you can go up and sing but it was mostly the thai people. we didn't do that. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it is power ballads with ted. >> like when we go to d.c., we'll have to get chris to karaoke. >> stephanie: i know it. >> no, no, especially not with this cough. >> stephanie: d.c. will be a par at a. we were discussing one of the balls we're going to. i said to melissa, i have to wear a gown. you as my bff offered to loan me one. >> i never owned a long gown. when i moved to d.c. you have these correspondent dinners and white house whatever they are. >> stephanie: i'm coming to your house for a fancy shopping.
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>> go, pasch pashminas. >> it is a no pashmina-free zone. love you. fabulous corner. okay. we love the healthcare corner. >> you could do karaoke or the ball but not both. >> stephanie: it is a love letter from keith in palm springs. at least i'm getting support. your girlfriend joddy foster said she's single at the golden globes. my girlfriend i was dating. what? >> you were just dumped last night. >> stephanie: while giving her speech for lifetime achievement award, sorry for the bad news. your ex is leaving you behind again. i go straight for you and i will still be listening on the steph cast for $4.95 because i'm not afraid of the commitment. that's something. your $4.95 a month is enough to salve the wound. plus my heart. 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> wow yes i love it!
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♪ bad bad stefny miller ♪ ♪ badder than old king kong ♪ ♪ meaner than a junkyard dog ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. breck writes steph huge fan. was at the beacon. have tickets for the warner theatre sexy liberal show this saturday. i can actually walk -- she can see the warner theatre from his house. can't wait for saturday. yea!
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sexy liberal tour director roland announces four meet and greet seats the box office just put on sale, great seats in the third row. grab them. they may be -- >> gone now. but try. couldn't hurt to try. >> stephanie: all right. someone sent me a story to make me happy because it is about -- [farting sounds] >> employer takes back reprimand of flat you on a lent worker. they reprimanded an employee who colleagues continued of continuously releasing gas and creating an odor that caused an unpleasant working environment. the man told the supervisor in july he would start turning on a fan. the manager explained it would only cause the smell to spread and worsen the air quality in that module. >> maybe light a lot of matches. >> stephanie: we'll just blow it your way.
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>> they make charcoal filter seat pads that capture the -- >> stephanie: right! >> he should try that. >> change your diet maybe. maybe it is something you're eating. >> there's that. maybe get some beano. >> i'm lactose intolerant. stop drinking milk! >> stephanie: the white house has responded officially to a number of -- including this one. after telling america piers morgan will not be deported, the white house now responded to several -- they remain united. >> we don't have an artificial gravity like they do in science fiction. jesse sent this to me. the white house has officially responded. really people? we don't have enough going on. >> what? >> stephanie: take up the white house's time with this, really? the administration -- desires a strong national defense. here are a few reasons.
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the white house needs to take time to -- the construction of the death star has been estimated to cost more than $850 -- i don't know -- i don't know if there is a number. working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. number two, the administration does not support blowing up planets. number three, why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a death star with a fundamental flaw exploited by a one-man starship. thank you for making the point about the starship. [ applause ] >> stephanie: hard-of-hearing darth vader never gets old. >> go to the stephanie miller time line on facebook and you'll see it. scroll down. >> stephanie: what? dan in missouri, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi dan. >> caller: hi, stephanie. i'm a ron paul libertarian straight guy and i love your show. you touched slightly on what i wanted to ask you about but not exactly. i'm asking you personally, would
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you acknowledge that in a year's time there are people who are attacked by bad guys, they happen to have a gun on them, wherever that may be and that the bad guy just backs off because he's a chicken doesn't get shot and that no-no shots are fired, no one's hurt. no reports are filed. and that that actually saves -- studies on this exact thing would you acknowledge that? >> stephanie: show me the study. >> it is so hypothetical, my brain hurts. >> stephanie: it happens a lot with those statistics. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] >> this happened and if that happened -- >> stephanie: the guy had a gun so he was -- >> then spider-man came down and aquaman -- >> stephanie: he was going to do something but he thought the guy had a thing. >> then he made an emergency bat turn. >> stephanie: so there. >> the joker ran -- >> stephanie: i would like to know where that study is. where might i find that study? >> in his ice.
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>> stephanie: how many times crime is stopped by -- >> why not have a toy gun? >> hey you back off! >> hasbro? >> hasbro! >> stephanie: we could do that. look at what i got here. look. >> smith & wesson isn't spelled h-a-s-b-r-o. >> stephanie: there goes the whole crime problem. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> i'll use my action grip. >> watch out. i got a stretch armstrong. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: treasury department says it will not mint a trillion dollar coin to head off the battle. you know why? >> what if somebody lost it? >> stephanie: because fox said it would weigh more than 86 pounds. >> poor fox news researcher. that poor low level -- >> stephanie: needs a job. talked about it friday. i know. clack, clack clack.
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all dead inside. really? okay. tonya in mississippi. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi tonya. hello, tonya. >> caller: hey. >> stephanie: okay. hello. >> caller: yeah, i'm a first time caller. i wanted to say i love your show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i wanted to talk about the gun debate. >> stephanie: 20 seconds. >> caller: all of the politicians and everything, i think they're not personally affected so it doesn't seem -- they don't see -- you know, they don't feel it. i'm a mother of three. >> stephanie: i'm sorry. hard break. i take your point. right back on "the stephanie miller show." (vo) as marijuana gains social and legal acceptance, a new pioneer is emerging from the backwoods. >> i'm basically like a farmer. instead of corn, you've got
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dope. (vo) but what is legal and what is criminal? >> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv.
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>> stephanie miller. >> buddy, if it takes the edge off, i'm good to go. >> and you're done. >> what? >> you don't drink wine for the right reasons. >> she doesn't. [ laughter ] >> what reasons are those stephanie? >> to forget. >> stephanie: it is a multitude. to forget. to remember, i don't know. >> so many reasons. >> stephanie: 34 minutes -- >> because it's there. >> because you pay good money for it. >> stephanie: exactly. there are kids in india that are sober. okay. i don't know. >> puts hair on your chest. >> stephanie: right. 34 minutes after the hour. the top senate -- four members of the senate democratic leadership privately telling the
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white house they'll give obama full support if he opts for a unilateral solution to the debt crisis. apparently the trillion coin is a no-go as we discussed because fox news warned us. >> it would weigh more than -- >> how about a trillion $1 coins. >> stephanie: yeah. i don't know what there is. white house has said the 14th amendment, they don't think -- who knows. this whole thing is going to happen all over again. >> who can say. >> stephanie: colin powell strongly endorses hagel. called him superbly qualified. on "meet the press." i said he's a good supporter of israel but not reluctant to disagree when he thinks it is appropriate. being pro israel doesn't mean you have to agree with every single position. >> you don't have to agree with likud. there are a lot of parties who don't necessarily agree with netanyahu. >> stephanie: right. you don't have to think that
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bombing iran -- yeah, "the new york times" story hawks on iraq prepare for war against hagel. in the bitter debate, like you said, jim, because they were wrong on iraq. >> they made them look bad. >> stephanie: in a bit der bait that led up to the american invision of iraq, senator chuck hagel said some of the fellow republicans in their zest for war who have sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off. cautious geopolitical approach -- >> how many of those killed in combat? >> stephanie: campaign now being waged against mr. hagel's nomination is relitgation of the decade-old dispute. bill crystal, you were wrong about everything. everything! [ buzzer ] this is the neocon's worst nightmare. combat soldier successful businessman and senator who thinks there may be other ways to resolve some questions other than force richard armitage. we were saying as eric boehlert said, this is just par for the course now. he's a republican.
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and they're still accusing obama of not seeking bipartisan -- [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: right. wow, i bet you they'll be helpful on immigration reform as well. right after they get reasonable gun control done. president obama plans to move congress on an ambitious overhaul on the immigration reform a change of one comprehensive bill resisting efforts by some republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces. john mccain, as you know, will be -- >> it's not the policy! comprehensive immigration reform. who would ever come up with such a ridiculous idea. >> that's exactly what's going to happen which is the sad part. >> never heard of him. >> javi or javy. >> stephanie: is that how i say it?
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>> caller: hello. actually, it is javy. that's the california version. >> the plural -- java. >> caller: hi, guys. i just wanted to bring up something. there was a forbes article, i don't know if you folks saw it, but in december 18th called addicted to bang the neuroscience of the gun. it was in forbes and it brought -- it argued very successfully, i thought that what we're hearing about now the passion that's coming from people in the nra you mention ted nugent, et cetera is basically these people are addicted to specifically assault weapons and what they have found is that the assault weapons in particular, because of the frequency that the bullets are shot out it corresponds to release of dopamine in the brain
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which is as addictive as cocaine. it is a good article and you know, i'm kind of almost shocked that nobody is kind of addressing this because the issue of mental health is -- and guns is side by side. people in the nra right at the top may be addicted to these specifically assault weapons. >> stephanie: i don't understand it because it makes me cry and run home like a little girl. the president is holding a press conference. let's listen. >> obama: new security for the middle class. right now, our economy is growing and our businesses are creating new jobs. we're poisoned for a good year -- we're poised for a good year as long as politics don't get in the way of america's progress. as i said on the campaign, one component to growing our economy
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and broadening opportunity for the middle class is shrinking our deficits in a balance and responsible way. and for nearly two years now i've been fighting for such a plan. one that would reduce our deficits by $4 trillion over the next decade. which would stabilize our debt and our deficit in a sustainable way for the next decade. >> not by cutting social security and medicare. >> obama: that would be enough not only to stop the size of our debt but it would make it manageable so it doesn't crowd out the investments we need to make and people and education and job training and science and medical research, all of the things that help us grow. step by step, we've made progress toward that goal. over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago i signed into law more than $600 billion in new revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. gem.
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[ screaming ] >> stephanie: save in interest payments on the debt which adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years. not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we have made progress. we are moving toward our ultimate goal of getting to a $4 trillion reduction. >> however i hope we can do that. >> obama: it will be more deficit reduction when the congress decides what to do about the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that have been pushed off until next month. the fact is though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. the cuts we've already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, social security and defense. mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of
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our economy than it has been true for generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so we've got to do more both to stabilize our finances over the long-term but also spur more growth in the short term. i've said i'm open to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare for future generations. i've also said that we need more revenue. through tax reform and by closing loopholes in our tax code for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on healthcare and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue. and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer.
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they don't think it's fair, for example, that ask a senior to pay more for his or her healthcare or a scientist to shut down life saving research so that a multi-millionaire investor can pay less in tax rates than a secretary. >> stephanie: mitt. >> obama: they don't think it is smart to protect endless corporate loopholes rather than rebuild our roads and our schools and invest in our worker's skills or help manufacturers bring jobs back to america. so they want us to get our books in order in a balanced way. where everybody pulls their weight everyone does their part. that's what i want as well. >> stephanie: republicans have already said please, mr. president, how might we help? >> help us help you. >> stephanie: how may we be of assistance to you. to come together for the good of the americans. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> give the republican an inch, they'll take a light-year.
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>> stephanie: jacki made a good point. blame the right people for jacking rates. let a chalk one up for elizabeth warren. elizabeth warren has been in office for a number of days. she already has a big win against wall street. aig was about to sue the u.s. government over the terms of the company's bailout. taxpayer sponsored $182 billion deal that saved the company from restitution, turn out they didn't think it was enough. elizabeth warren, plenty of reason to fear was having none of it. aig has announced they won't be joining the suit. >> awesome. >> stephanie: first smackdown round one. >> holy cow! you go! >> stephanie: along with my ex-girlfriend, jodie fossor who broke up with me on national television. >> well you and sidney. >> stephanie: speculation is ripe this morning. did i break them up? what happened? i don't remember anything.
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okay. in case you didn't hear it, that was all the rage. people talking about it. >> i'm here being all confessional and i just have a sudden urge to say something that i've never been able to air in public. a declaration that i'm a little nervous about but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now huh jennifer? but you know, i'm just going to put it out there loud and proud. so i'm going to need your support on this. i am... single. [ laughter ] yes, i am. i am single. i'm kidding. i'm not really kidding. but i'm kind of kidding. >> stephanie: then she basically came out. i thought it was very moving. >> least kept secret in hollywood. >> stephanie: but still. it's important. >> a couple of years ago she thanked sidney for -- >> stephanie: at an awards thing.
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quite as publicly acknowledged it before. at least in the time we were dating. would you want to admit if you were dating me? seriously. >> well, there's that. >> stephanie: okay. >> mwah! >> stephanie: for those of you who have just tuned in, i've never met herr. >> you never interviewed her on the red carpet? not even after the disastrous concert? >> stephanie: i'm lonely, too jodie. call me. >> not even after the disastrous kevin costner interview? >> stephanie: where i asked him to send me a message in a bottle? i've done worse interviews. >> really? >> is there youtube of this? >> stephanie: yes, i have. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she gets insulted by more right-wingers before 6:00 a.m. than most people do all day. it's "the stephanie miller show." (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana.
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>> stephanie miller. ♪ >> stephanie: tech support during the show. like voodoo, jim apparently you can print from your ipad. there is an app for that. i should know that as an app myself. all right. >> so you asked jodie foster and she said no. >> stephanie: no. i would rather be lonely.
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sid in utah, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sid. >> caller: hi. i'm sidney from utah and i too am coming out of the closet as a democrat. >> stephanie: yea. >> caller: i've got interesting tidbit for you. it was on the local news last year. i've never heard much blowback from it. they said that utah was one of two states that you were legally allowed to buy guns blind. you could be blind and own a gun in utah. a lot of other people -- come here to buy them. >> stephanie: what could go wrong there? certainly some common sense gun laws out there. [ applause ] >> stephanie: wow. i was saying jodie foster coming out was huge. in a lot of ways last night. however -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] look at this. illinois g.o.p. calls for ouster of their gay marriage supporting party leader. he's not allowed to play in any of their homophobic reindeer games anymore. did you see this story?
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a lesbian couple dining in a north carolina cafe was handed a letter that decried homosexuality of being against god's will after they paid their bill. wasn't that nice? you would think you wouldn't want that filthy money. they went to the stingray cafe on december 4th. on their way out the restaurant owner handed them a letter asking them to reevaluate their lifestyle. see how it hurts everyone around you. >> how is it hurting everyone around them? >> look at everyone around you. look how they're suffering because of you. >> stephanie: p.s., my daughter was also gay and my grandson. anyway, they were just holding hands. the negative reviews have been pouring in. being an upstanding christian you refunded their money right? no. turns out their money was fun. >> their gay money. >> stephanie: lance armstrong will reportedly admit he's dating jodie foster on oprah -- >> he will do no such thing.
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>> stephanie: i'm sorry. admit to doping. what? is he going to cry? what do you think? >> he probably will. >> stephanie: in the interview scheduled to air this thursday on own, he plans to admit to doping throughout his career but will probably not go into great detail. his admission carries with it the risk of being sued or held liable by those he defrauded about lying. interesting, they're saying that if he provided assistance to doping officials he could eventually be reinstated. but wouldn't he then be hold and undoped and not competitive? >> i don't know. i'm done with him. >> stephanie: are you? have you quit him? >> i quit him. >> stephanie: all right. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] "gq" interview confirms that beyonce is crazy. gawker brings us the story. how can so much [ bleep ] crazy be contained? when in one two-page interview this is a question asked by all
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readers of "gq," miss millennium beyonce so you can read immediately and spend the day reflecting on it. gawker brings us parts of it. in her sleek office suite in midtown, manhattan she maintains a beyonce themed competitor to the library of congress. the archive, a temperature controlled digital storage facility contains in addition to every show she's ever performed with thousands of hours of private footage every existing photograph of her starting with the very first frames taken of destiny's child. since 2005, beyonce has employed a visual director who has shot practically her every waking moment for up to 16 hours a day. >> that's a reality show, basically. >> stephanie: she also says i know that yes i'm powerful. i'm more powerful than my mind can even digest. >> oh, god. >> that was sasha fierce talking. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all the single ladies wow. >> who is the alternate
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universe? chris -- the -- country singer. help me out here. >> stephanie: chris. >> he had -- country singer who had the altar ego. >> chris gaines. >> yeah. that was -- you know. >> garth brooks. >> thank you. >> stephanie: okay. >> that was a long way to go for that! >> stephanie: wowee. i had to back up and go and get that. here we go, forward. i didn't need to know this. new report claims twilight's kristen stewart and robert pattinson have sex seven times a day. "star" magazine claims to have heard from a source that the couple has a very active sex life. they like handcuffs blindfolds and feathers. really? >> seven times a day? wow. >> with kristen stewart? ouch. >> maybe not with him. she was with the other guy.
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>> she is a little too sour to have sex. >> they're both so bony. >> bones banging together. >> stephanie: hello michelle in indiana. >> caller: hello. i was calling because i did some research. a lot of people have been putting on facebook an excerpt from the testimony of the brady bill when they were talking about during the l.a. riots a gentleman was on his roof and had an assault rifle and that's what protected his home. did i some research on this whole argument of a riot-- if you have an assault rifle it will protect you. there's been -- started from the '80s. 22 riots that resulted in 99 deaths. 53 were from the l.a. riots. 33 from new mexico prison riots. i did the same research as far as mass shootings starting from the '80s. 33 mass shootings that resulted
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in 311 deaths. and all of those mass shootings involved either assault rifles or assault weapons or an extended clip. so the argument that they have as far as assault weapons protecting during a riot, there's more mass shootings than riots. >> stephanie: yep. all right. thank you for that statistic. naomi campbell convinced she will always be remembered for her phone throwing tantrum. but hopes to repair her reputation with a reality show. >> oh great. >> stephanie: that ought to do it. she seems so warm. blackberry too back in the days. >> walkie-talkies. >> stephanie: all right. that's it for us. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show."
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